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bilingual
used in Do You Speak American?

8 uses
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Definition
using two languages; or someone fluent in two languages
  • If people don't understand English, they will be motivated to learn, he believes, because some Hispanics are "impeded" from learning by U.S. government policies, such as the translation of documents, bilingual education, and bilingual election ballots.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (58% in)
  • Rodriguez's city is San Francisco, but his observation is just as true in New York, whose subway riders might have been amused by the reference to cockroaches, cucarachas, as they read bilingual ads about how to fight the ultimate New York survivor with the Roach Motel.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (9% in)
  • If people don't understand English, they will be motivated to learn, he believes, because some Hispanics are "impeded" from learning by U.S. government policies, such as the translation of documents, bilingual education, and bilingual election ballots.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (58% in)
  • In his study of the history of immigration and language, The English-Only Question, Dennis Baron wrote: Settled Americans have been reluctant to accept newcomers, regarding them as socially, economically, and racially inferior, more insistent on special concessions like bilingual ballots, and on government handouts, and less willing to assimilate than earlier generations had been.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (61% in)
  • The movement sees efforts at bilingual education in schools and government concessions to non-English speakers, such as election ballots in foreign languages, as wrongheaded, because they slow the acquisition of English and hence assimilation.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (69% in)
  • Critics felt, in the words of John Baugh, that the Oakland School Board "was trying to abscond with the limited bilingual education funding available for students for whom English is not native."
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (57% in)
  • When he thought about it a bit more, Steve Harvey said, "Well, you know, you do have to be bilingual in this country.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (67% in)
  • Los Angeles school authorities know that their minority students will need to be, in effect, bilingual.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (67% in)

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